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API students at AUT University will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with over 4,000 students, including local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries. The program begins with a unique Noho Marae weekend orientation where international students will learn about and experience New Zealand’s Maori culture and heritage (for more information on this, see the excursion section).

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  •  2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 G.P.A. for Internship Track)
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Internship Track participants must be juniors or seniors)
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Resume or CV (Internship Track only)
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Auckland programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Auckland - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Sky Tower & Orbit 360

    Visit and experience the Sky Tower (the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere). After a walk around the tower and soaking in 360 degree views of Auckland, we indulge in a special dinner at heights!

  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!

  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    The group will a ferry over to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes and hike up to take in the spectacular views of the city!

  • Hobbiton Tour

    Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Tree Adventures & Surf Lesson

    Students will enjoy climbing through an obstacle course high in the trees. We’ll stop for a short lunch break. After, students will try surfing on the West Coast of NZ - at a beautiful black sand beach.

  • Auckland - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Hobbiton Tour

    Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower & Orbit 360

    Visit and experience the Sky Tower (the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere). After a walk around the tower and soaking in 360 degree views of Auckland, we indulge in a special dinner at heights!

  • Tree Adventures & Surf Lesson

    Students will enjoy climbing through an obstacle course high in the trees. We’ll stop for a short lunch break. After, students will try surfing on the West Coast of NZ - at a beautiful black sand beach.

  • Comedy Night

    Students will attend a local comedy club performance as a group to better understand classic Kiwi humor for a night full of fun and laughs.

  • Auckland - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Hobbiton Tour

    Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.

  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower & Orbit 360

    Visit and experience the Sky Tower (the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere). After a walk around the tower and soaking in 360 degree views of Auckland, we indulge in a special dinner at heights!

  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!

  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    The group will a ferry over to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes and hike up to take in the spectacular views of the city!

  • Tree Adventures & Surf Lesson

    Students will enjoy climbing through an obstacle course high in the trees. We’ll stop for a short lunch break. After, students will try surfing on the West Coast of NZ - at a beautiful black sand beach.

  • Comedy Night

    Students will attend a local comedy club performance as a group to better understand classic Kiwi humor for a night full of fun and laughs.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

API students at AUT University will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with over 4,000 students, including local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries. The program begins with a unique Noho Marae weekend orientation where international students will learn about and experience New Zealand’s Maori culture and heritage (for more information on this, see the excursion section).

INTERNSHIP TRACK

AUT’s semester-long study-internship track provides API students the opportunity to undertake a part-time supervised work placement in their chosen field, along with 2 mainstream AUT courses (known as“papers”). This is equivalent to full-time status and will award 12-16 semester credits. Additional program details can be found on the ‘Course Offerings’ page. This track carries an additional fee.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from AUT University upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Tiana Meintjes

    Tiana will be your Resident Coordinator in Auckland and a resource for you while living in New Zealand with us!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE LINK

Students participating in the API program at AUT University study alongside Kiwi (local) and other international students, and have a wide range of academic departments from which to select.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in New Zealand operate on a credit ‘point’ system. Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” The credit point weight per paper varies from 15-20, depending on the course with 18 credit points most common. Generally speaking, one 18 point paper is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. Most students take 3-4 papers per semester for 54-72 credit points per semester or 12-16 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be under the discretion of the student’s home institution, and should be verified in advance.

AUT University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

AUT University Class Catalog

AUT University Internship Track

This option provides API students the opportunity to complete a semester long study-internship program in which students engage in a part-time supervised work placement. Students spend 15-20 hours per week in their work placement, attend class sessions, and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. Internship placements are available in most fields and depend on a student’s prior study and work experience. However, internship placements are not available in health/medical fields specific to human medicine. **The additional fee for the study-internship option is $585.

Language of Instruction: French   

AUT University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

AUT University Class Catalog

AUT University Internship Track

This option provides API students the opportunity to complete a semester long study-internship program in which students engage in a part-time supervised work placement. Students spend 15-20 hours per week in their work placement, attend class sessions, and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. Internship placements are available in most fields and depend on a student’s prior study and work experience. However, internship placements are not available in health/medical fields specific to human medicine. **The additional fee for the study-internship option is $585.

Language of Instruction: French   

AUT University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

AUT University Class Catalog

AUT University Internship Track

This option provides API students the opportunity to complete a semester long study-internship program in which students engage in a part-time supervised work placement. Students spend 15-20 hours per week in their work placement, attend class sessions, and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. Internship placements are available in most fields and depend on a student’s prior study and work experience. However, internship placements are not available in health/medical fields specific to human medicine. **The additional fee for the study-internship option is $585.

Language of Instruction: French   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • AACSB accredited
  • Internships available for credit
  • Special AUT and New Zealand scholarship opportunities available – see the API Scholarships Page!
  • Noho Marae orientation weekend – an authentic Maori cultural introduction to New Zealand!

All API Auckland students will be housed close to each other in student self-catered apartments on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Internet and utilities are included.
Due to the range of housing options, semester housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $4,400-$4,950 per semester. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

**Tuition and fees are included in the program fee but please note some universities charge extra tuition/fees for specialty areas in some science and engineering disciplines, for example, to cover laboratory, studio, or fieldwork. These fees will be billed separately but students will know in advance which papers are subject to additional fees.

Housing fees per session: $4,400-$4,950

***Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 13, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950

Nov 1, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Fall Jul, 2020 - Nov, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Fall Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950

Apr 1, 2020 Apr 30, 2020
Academic Year Jul, 2020 - Jun, 2021

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950 per semester

Apr 1, 2020 Apr 30, 2020
Spring Feb 14, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 $13,680 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Fall Jul 4, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Fall Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950

Apr 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Academic Year Jul 4, 2019 - Jun 20, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing Fees: $4,400-$4,950 per semester

Apr 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019